“HEAVENLY PROMISE!” a poem a.k.a.: “Padre Beto’s Birthday Surprise-Reminder!” Sunday 07/15/18
Well, I attended the party at The Cath-o-lic Parish!
It-was – PADRE’S BIRTHDAY, and him we do cherish:
So, we ate and gave hugs and some smiles for each friend,
We had wonderful food! It was good to the end!
But, when-it-got-finished, clean-up was a deal,
And only a few of the diners did “kneel,”
And clean up the food, move the tables and such,
And Padre and I worked too late, pretty much,
And sweating and panting, we-had-worked for our fare,
And Padre said: “IN-HEAVEN (pause) THERE’S-NO-CLEAN-UP
“But, Padre,” I reminded; “We stand in THE GATES,
Right NOW; this IS Heaven – we’ve foil-ed The Fates!
WE ALREADY DIED – AND THIS!? OUR REWARD!
Don’t you remember? You’re ONE with The Lord!
And, whenever [IT] appeared, you died ON THE SPOT,
And NOW you’re in Heaven (Padre) – you know – you’ve been caught,
Don’t imagine there’s MORE – better-deals-in-a-while,
YOU MAY LIVE FOREVER, SO PUT ON THAT SMILE;
We’ve sweated and toiled and had a good meal,
That’s-life HERE IN HEAVEN, so how do you feel?”
And The Padre explained, as I drove out of sight,
“WHAT A BANQUET, LORD JESUS; IT’S HEAVEN, ALL RIGHT!” 🙂
P. S.: SO – if we knew this was Heaven and we’d made it, / Wouldn’t depression be something less hated? / Wouldn’t we figure, if-we-were-feeling-a-bit-”blue,” / That-it-was just The Spirit of Jesus come due?! / ‘Cause He was a man of sorrows and tears, / BUT-He-was-always-in-Heaven – FREE FROM ALL FEARS! ❤